Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, this classic text is an enquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation, other questions are raised: what is goodness?; what is reality?; and what is knowledge? The Republic also addresses the purpose of education and the role of both women and men as guardians of the people. With remarkable lucidity and deft use of allegory, Plato arrives at a... Topic: Political philosophy
Correspondência de Simon Schwartzman com Pe. Henrique Cláudio de Lima Vaz sobre “Consciência Cristã e Responsabilidade Histórica”, 1960 -1961. "Acabo de ler no Metropolitano seu belo trabalho sobre “Consciência Cristã e Responsabilidade Histórica", sobre o qual tivemos oportunidade de conversar a! em Friburgo. Agora posso ver mais claro aa ideias que o sr. expunha, e inclusive ter noção mais clara de meu próprio ponto de vista. Achei, assim, que seria interessante lhe... Topics: Political Philosophy, Marxism, Hegelianism
An analytical study of the dictatorships of Hitler and Stalin discusses their public images in comparison with their private personalities, their ascents to power. Topics: History, Political Philosophy
It is scandalous that this book should be out of print, for it is without a doubt the best primer on political science ever written. If you are going to read only one book on politics, this should be it. Burnham is no ideologue with an axe to grind. He merely seeks to describe how politics works in the real world of fact. In pursuit of this aim, he discusses five of the most scientifically rigorous of all political thinkers: Machiavelli, Vilfredo Pareto, Gaetano Mosca, Robert Michels, and... Topics: political theory, political philosophy
LibriVox recording of The Prince (Version 4) by Niccolò Machiavelli. (Translated by William K. Marriott.) Read in English by Clive Catterall. This book is a five hundred year old manual for how to run a kingdom or principality. Written in 1513 but not published until 1532, "The Prince" generated controversy even before it got into print. Unlike the many previous "how-to" mamuals for new rulers, "The Prince" only judged actions by their effectiveness and did not... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, political philosophy, statecraft
Lecture given at the University of Montana by Philosophy Professor Ron Perrin about the criteria one might use to intelligently label a modern government fascist. Perrin was a student of Herbert Marcuse at U.C. San Diego in the '60's. Topics: fascism, fascist, politics, political philosophy
module guide for PPR309 Practical Philosophy: Capitalism as an ethical problem, a 3rd-year undergraduate module at Lancaster University. Topics: capitalism, ethics, political philosophy, political theory
Povl Heinrich Riis-Knudsen's compelling and intriguing thesis published in 1984, contending that National Socialism is a politically "left wing" ideology, based on its revolutionary nature as contrasted to the perceived merely reactionary ways of the Right. Topics: Nationali Socialism, Historical Revisionism, Political Philosophy, Activism
Leo Strauss, "Seminar in Political Philosophy: Karl Marx" (with Joseph Cropsey). 16 sessions for which there are audio files for 15 sessions. Readings include Capital, German Ideology , and Communist Manifesto . (Source: The Leo Strauss Center ) Topics: political philosophy, political economy, marxism, liberalism
A lecture by Professor Bruno Latour delivered at Sciences Po on 7th February 2017 as part of his course, Political Philosophy of Nature. This is Professor Latour's presentation for Session 3. Topics: Latour, political philosophy, Anthropocene, ecology, Sciences Po
A panel of scholars discusses the evolution of American liberal political philosophy through the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries Topics: Liberal Political Philosophy in America, Television Program Source: Comcast Cable
"Political Philosophy: Plato’s Meno," offered in spring quarter 1966, has 16 sessions with tapes for all of the sessions. In addition to the Meno, the course covers Jacob Klein's A Commentary on Plato's Meno. Source: Leo Strauss Center, University of Chicago Topics: political philosophy, plato, leo strauss, jacob klein
Librivox recording of Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, Books III and IV by Thomas Hobbes. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. In Books 3 and 4 of Leviathan , Thomas Hobbes elaborates on the political philosophy set forth in the first two books, by considering the nature of a Christian commonwealth. Book 3 begins with a wealth of biblical scholarship, directed at establishing the authority of Scripture while at the same time undermining modern... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, political philosophy, Christian commonwealth, religion Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
- Podcast #1 In this podcast the main discussions were about: - Political philosophy - The Economy - The power of Money - Conspiracy theories Topics: political philosophy, economy, money, power of money, capitalism, conspiracy theories
Max Stirner and Gilles Deleuze were radical philosophers whose views on subjectivism and social ontology have made them pariahs among the leftist fake-radicals they transcended. Topics: anarchism, libertarianism, egoism, max stirner, philosophy, political philosophy
Librivox recording of A Discourse Upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality Among Mankind by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Read by ej. This work presents Rousseau's belief in the profoundly transformational effects of the development of civilization on human nature, which Rousseau claims other political philosophers had failed to grasp. Specifically, before the onset of civilization, according to Rousseau, natural man lived a contented, solitary life, naturally good and happy. It is only... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Rousseau, political philosophy, social vices, inequality Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Society by Thomas Hobbes. Read in English by Jeffrey Church De Cive ("On the citizen") is one of Thomas Hobbes's major works. "The book was published originally in Latin from Paris in 1642, followed by two further Latin editions in 1647 from Amsterdam. The English translation of the work made its first appearance four years later (London 1651) under the title 'Philosophicall rudiments concerning government... Topics: librivox, audiobooks, political philosophy, sovereignty, the state, de cive
A lecture by Professor Bruno Latour delivered at Sciences Po on 21st February 2017 as part of his course, Political Philosophy of Nature. This is Professor Latour's presentation for Session 4. Topics: Bruno Latour, nature, Anthropocene, political philosophy, Sciences Po
Robert Jensen is a University of Texas journalism professor, widely-published author, Austin-based political activist, and leading radical thinker. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He is also a board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center. His most recent book is All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice. We discuss his recent essay, “The... Topics: Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Robert Jensen, Authors, Activists, Political Philosophy
Between the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries, the language of politics underwent a radical transformation. The author argues that this transformation amounted to a "revolution of politics," global in scope, and wide-ranging in its intellectual and moral implications. Not only did the meaning and the range of application of the concept of politics change, but also the status of political science, the role of political education, and the value of... Topics: political philosophy, philosophy, politics, maurizio Viroli, language of politics
(Spring 2012) The course will critically examine what the economy should be and what relation the economy should have to the state. The fundamental options of economic theory will be examined in connection with the fundamental options of normative social and political philosophy, all in order to conceive the just economy and its relation to the just state. Texts: Aristotle, Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge U. Press, 1996; ISBN-10: 0521484006) Hegel, G. W. F., Elements of the Philosophy of Right... Topics: philosophy, lecture, political philosophy, economics, aristotle, hegel, marx
A lecture by Professor Bruno Latour delivered at Sciences Po on 14th March 2017 as part of his course, Political Philosophy of Nature. This is Professor Latour's presentation for Session 7 and centres on tracing the connection between Christianity and the conception of nature that emerged in the Western world. Topics: Bruno Latour, Political Philosophy, Nature, Christianity, Sciences Po
This is a recording of a graduate level tutorial by Clifford Bates on Aristotle's Politics 1 ch 1-2 back in Summer 2006. Topics: Aristotle, Politics, Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Aristotle's Politics
A lecture by Professor Bruno Latour delivered at Sciences Po on 7th March 2017 as part of his course, Political Philosophy of Nature. This is Professor Latour's presentation for Session 6 and centres on explicating the Gaia hypothesis. Topics: Bruno Latour, Sciences Po, Gaia, Nature, Ecology, Political Philosophy, Lecture
This short booklet outlines the main principles of the Islamic Political System. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Islam, Political System, Principles, Politics, Islamic, Political Philosophy, Quran
This is the recording of the grad tutorial by Clifford Bates on Aristotle's Politics 1 ch 3-5 back in the summer 2006. Topics: Aristotle, politics, political theory, political philosophy, Aristotle's Politics
A lecture by Professor Bruno Latour delivered at Sciences Po on 4th April 2017 as part of his course, Political Philosophy of Nature. This is Professor Latour's presentation for Session 10. Topics: Sciences Po, Bruno Latour, Nature, Environment, Political Philosophy
A series of essays all published separately by Allan Bloom, most prior to the "Closing of the American Mind", dealing with the problems of liberal education in America, the decline of humane learning, and its special relation to the founding of America. Topics: Allan Bloom, Liberal Education, Liberalism, Education, Political Philosophy, Tocqueville,...
From The Fortnightly Review vol. 115 pp. 117 It must not be supposed, however, that none of Machiavelli's critics have been students of his works, and one of the most celebrated of these was no less a personage than Frederick the Great of Prussia. The history of the Anti-Machiavel , which he wrote and Voltaire published, is a strange one, and it has been exhaustively told by Carlyle, who does not, however, show his usual acumen in dealing with the importance of Il Principe . “Perhaps mankind... Topics: prussia, hohenzollern, friederich der grosse, frederick ii, frederick the great, germany,...
LibriVox recording of Politics, by Aristotle. The Politics , by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato,... Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, philosophy, politics, political philosophy, aristotle, ancient... Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Austrian economics puts private property at the center of its analysis of value, price, and exchange. Respect for private property is also implied by the fundamental moral principle, "Do not steal." Hans-Hermann Hoppe has devoted his life's work to the economics and ethics of private property. This book collects some of Hoppe's most important essays on this topic. Hoppe, a leading student and colleague of Murray Rothbard whose works have been translated into a dozen languages,... Topics: economics, private property, property rights, ethics, political science, libertarianism,...
byAllan Bloom [edited and digitally remastered, 2008]
This lecture was delivered at Boston College in 1983 to a small group for a series entitled "Philosophic Perspectives". It was intended to explore great philosophic works with a view to how they should be taught to undergraduates. The theme of the seminar was conceived in light of the decline & fall of liberal education in the University. In this lecture Bloom discusses Nietzsche's rejection of liberal democracy, contemporary nihilism, the Last Man, and the Will to Power. Bloom... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Allan Bloom, Nietzsche, Existentialism, Heidegger, Political Philosophy, Leo Strauss, Machiavelli,...